Three undocumented immigrants who were arrested on Monday during a sit-in at Sen. John McCain’s office in Arizona spoke with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez on Democracy Now! this morning in a very powerful segment.
The three are immigration reform activists and took this serious risk to call for McCain to support the DREAM Act, which would grant permanent citizenship for the children of the undocumented if they are able to complete two years of college.
Thankfully their nonviolent action has garnered national attention and kept the spotlight on the injustices that the undocumented face in this country. As I listened to these articulate and courageous young people speak about their cause and the sacrifice that they made I was touched. The idea that the United States may deport them for taking this stand is tragic. What a loss that would be for this country!
Click here to watch the second part of their interview.
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